Alton, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB, (2 miles, 4kms), Tel: 0871 222 3330, www.altontowers.com
New for 2013, dont miss the brand new 'world first' roller coster-The Smiler- arriving at the Resort.
Discover Cheadle, home to 'Pugin's Gem', one of Britain's finest churches and gateway to the beautiful Churnet Valley steeped in industrial heritage. Visit the restored Victorian market hall or follow the art trail of unusual sculptures.
The Churnet Valley Railway takes you on a journey back to the classic days of railway travel on a rural line that passes through beautiful countryside known as Staffordshire's """"""""Little Switzerland"""""""".
Rail Route: Cheddleton, Consall, Froghall, Consall, Cheddleton
Froghall, Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire, (3 miles, 5kms), Tel: 01538 754780, www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk
Froghall's landscape was dominated by the Thomas Bolton Brass and Copper works, but is best known for its beautiful wharf, boat trips and Froghall Station to the Churnet Valley Railway.
Nr Cheadle, Staffordshire, ST10 2DQ, (2 miles, 3kms), Tel: 01538 754780
The pleasant countryside in which it stands and its proximity to Alton Towers makes this an ideal place to stay for people wishing to combine a visit to the theme park with walks in the beautiful countyside of the Staffordshire Moorlands.